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Point of Care CME

Purpose & Desired Outcome
Point-of-Care (POC) learning is an approved CME activity in which the clinician engages in self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to their clinical practice.  The desired outcome of this activity is that in asking clinical questions at the point of care that can be answered using electronic Library resources, clinicians will see a change in their knowledge, competence, or performance that can be applied to their practice.  Providers may complete this activity multiple times, on different clinical questions. 

Steps of the Point-of-Care Process:     

    1. Identify a topic for research related to your clinical practice.
    2. Research your topic through an approved Legacy Health Library Services resource.
    3. Access the credit form from this link.  
    4. Complete the POC credit and evaluation form. 
    5. Submit the form, earning 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit for each query.

Resources for Point-of-Care CME

Legacy OneSearch! Search Clinical Key | Tutorial
Search Cochrane Reviews
Search Micromedex
Search NEJM
Search UptoDate | User Guide
Search Pubmed with Full Text Tutorial

Method of Participation in the Learning Process
Internet Point-of-Care credit is documented through this POC online web form. To receive credit, the physician must document the clinical question, the source consulted (from the approved list), and the application to practice.  The maximum time associated for each search conducted is approximately 30 minutes. 

Databases have been chosen to ensure independence, lack of commercial bias and valid content. All planning committee members disclosed they have no relevant commercial interest with any entities producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Commercial grants will not be solicited for this activity.

Accreditation & Credits
Legacy Health is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Legacy Health designates this internet point-of-care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Credit records are tracked electronically by the CME office. Credits will appear on the transcript under the heading, "Point-of-Care". 

For purposes of obtaining an AMA Physician's Recognition Award, physicians may claim up to twenty (20) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year through Internet POC Learning activities.

If you have questions, please contact the CME office at 503-413-3401 or email